The Anchorage Museum, in partnership with the Institute of the North, is hosting an arts and crafts expo highlighting artists and artisans from the Circumpolar North May 13-14. It is part of the North by North festival celebrating the Northern culture. Eligibility is open to active artists and craft artisans who currently call one of the eight Circumpolar North nations home: Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Denmark, Canada and the United States. Table/exhibitor cost is $250. There is no commission on sales.


The North by North Arts, Crafts & Culture Expo is a juried event based on the submission of quality digital images that best represent the applicant's current work. Note, if selected, the highest quality images may be selected for use in promotional materials for these events. The jury selects participants based on the following criteria: quality of work, artistic integrity, interesting demonstration of design, marketability and price levels. Artists are asked to highlight their personal connection to the Circumpolar North or their use materials from the Circumpolar North.

Event Setup
Participants are required to be on-site during both days of the entire event to sell their crafts. Participants are expected to be at the museum from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Participating artists and designers must adhere to event hours. Each selected artist should bring materials for conducting transactions, tabletop covering for a 6x2-foot or 8x2-foot table, extension cords, display extras and light fixtures, as needed. The museum provides up to two tables, two chairs and table skirting.

Contact Adam Baldwin by email with questions.